The AA has released its Restaurant Guide for 2023, with 6 restaurants in Herefordshire featuring.

The New Inn at St Owen's Cross, near Ross-on-Wye, was awarded with two rosettes, gaining the joint highest number of rosettes for restaurants in Herefordshire.

The restaurant is rated 5 on Tripadvisor and you can see the reviews via the website.

Now in its 29th edition, AA’s Restaurant Guide for 2023 provides food lovers with breakdowns of restaurants by county, including a detailed description of each destination, information on latest chef changes, opening times, sample menu prices and images of many of the featured locations.

Assessments of AA-inspected establishments are based on the experience of the Hotel and Restaurant inspectors on the occasion.

The restaurants are then awarded 1-5 ‘rosettes’ depending on the inspector's assessment.

What the AA rosette awards mean

One rosette means a restaurant is achieving standards that stand out in its local area, including food prepared with care, understanding and skill, good quality ingredients and the same expectations apply to hotel restaurants where guests should be able to eat in confidence and a sense of anticipation.

Two rosettes are given to the best local restaurants which aim for and achieve higher standards, better consistency, greater precision apparent in the cooking and obvious attention to the selection of quality ingredients.

Restaurants with three rosettes are outstanding and achieve standards that demand national recognition well beyond their local area. The cooking will be underpinned by the selection and sympathetic treatment of the highest quality ingredients and the timing, seasoning and the judgement of flavour combinations will be consistently excellent plus these virtues will tend to be supported by other elements such as intuitive service and a well-chosen wine list.

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Restaurants with four rosettes are among the top in the UK where the cooking demands national recognition. The restaurants will exhibit intense ambition, a passion for excellence, superb technical skills, remarkable consistency and an appreciation of culinary traditions combined with a passionate desire for further exploration and improvement.

Finally, five rosettes is described as the pinnacle, where the cooking compares with the best in the world. Restaurants with five rosettes will have highly individual voices and they’ll exhibit breathtaking culinary skills and set the standards to which others aspire, yet few achieve.

Herefordshire restaurants with AA rosette awards 2023

Here are all the restaurants in Herefordshire that have been awarded rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide 2023.


  • The Riverside at Aymestrey – 2 rosettes


  • The New Inn, St Owen's Cross – 2 rosettes


  • Feathers – 1 rosette


  • Conservatory Restaurant – 1 rosette
  • Glewstone Court Country House – 2 rosettes

Symonds Yat (East)

  • Saracens Head Inn – 1 rosette

The AA Restaurant Guide for 2023 can be purchased online here and in bookshops.